I have grown up in nursing homes all my life and I have always volunteered. Something that I have always enjoyed was reading to the residents of the nursing home. It is such a great reward and feeling when you know you are helping someone who cannot see be able to see with the words you speak. The book you are reading to the person comes to life as you speak. Listening to the elderly speak about their lives is inspiring. Many people don't really go to the nursing home or volunteer when they are my age, but I hope to change that. I know that the residents would just love to have more people to come and visit them. It's probably that way for most nursing homes.